For me the best thing about York was the simple fact that I met so many new people. In the beginning I only knew three or four of them and I had prejudices concerning the rest. Honestly, I hardly liked anybody. But as early as on the first night I had to change my mind.
All in all those ferry-nights can be seen as the frame of the whole excursion. We started dancing like strangers and ended as friends. Oh my God, that sounds so lofty! ;-)